Ghaleb A El-Refae

Ghaleb A El-Refae
Al Ain University · College of Business

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Despite the importance of vaccinations to combat COVID-19, some people are still wary. This study examines factors affecting attitudes toward COVID-19 vaccination in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Data were collected using an online survey to determine the factors that affect people’s attitudes reluctant to have the COVID-19 vaccine. In total, 958...
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Purpose The main purpose of this study is to test and verify return on investment (ROI) model proposed for academic libraries in Arab countries. The study assessed the value of AAU digital library resources and identified the value of the digital library in supporting the funded research projects. Design/methodology/approach The proposed ROI model...
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This research effort addresses the role of social media marketing activities, the compatibility with latest technology availability and perceived ease of use of social media and technological applications and systems to influence the attitude towards adoption that further enhances the marketing performance. The hotel industry of UAE is required to...
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The International Journal of Organizational Analysis (IJOA) is a leading journal that has published high-quality research focused on various facets of organizational analysis since 1993. This paper aims to conduct a retrospective analysis of the IJOA journey from 2005 to 2020. The data used in this study was extracted using the Scopus database. The...
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This paper focuses on the utilization of retention contracts to screen and discipline managers in a context in which the council, board of directors, possesses incomplete information about the consequences of managers’ decisions. The analysis enlightens us on empire building, on the slight connection between achievement and firing, and describes co...
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The main purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between demographic diversity and research productivity. The paper attempts to identify the influence of gender diversity, college diversity, and diversity in collaboration on the research productivity of faculty members. The paper is based on data collected from the Deanship of Scie...
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This study seeks to explores the relationship among governance, foreign aid, and tax revenue. A common notion on governance is that it is a multifaceted factor, it may affect from other factor that is foreign aid. Foreign aid can hamper the governance situation and thus can reduce tax collection. To test these theoretical assumptions, we collected...
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The government intervention directly achieves the strategic variation of industrial sector. Following this, the current study analyzes the impact of government concerns for green environment on investment decisions of industrial sector and how this effect changes across the countries that have developed financial sector. The sample size consists of...
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Purpose This study aims to investigate and assess the first experience of faculty members and students with distance learning implemented at Al Ain University (AAU) to contain the spread of Coronavirus or COVID-19. The paper attempted to understand faculty and students’ satisfaction with institutional readiness for distance learning and perception...
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The aim of this research is to empirically investigate the relationship between conflict management styles (CMSs), organizational agility, and innovation performance. Covariance-based structural equation modeling was used to test Rahim and Bonoma conflict management styles and their relations to organizational agility and innovation performance. A...
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This study explores the implications of market digital transformation in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the undergraduate accounting curriculum. Responding to a number of government initiatives towards artificial intelligence (AI) transformation, corporations and government agencies in the UAE have recently started to test and adopt AI, Blockch...
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Cognitive radio (CR) is a key technology that can enable opportunistic spectrum access, in which it enables secondary users (SUs) to dynamically exploit the under-utilized channels in the licensed spectrum, owned by primary radio networks (PRNs), referred to as dominant firms. Such sharing is subject to interference, SU QoS and cost constraints, in...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has presented an opportunity to rethink higher education. This study focused on analysing experiences from three higher education institutions (HEIs) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) since the onset of the crisis and explored how university leaders and professors in these institutions imagine post-COVID-19 higher education. T...
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The COVID-19 has caused a state of emergency not only in the UAE but also around the globe. Following the preventive measures, the government of UAE has closed temporarily all types of educational institutes, replacing them by other institutes, thus shifting to e-learning. Therefore, this study aims at examining the role of information and communic...
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The spread of COVID-19 presents an opportunity for many educational institutions to implement distance learning and ensure the provision of educational resources and services, secure income and revenues, and contribute to the control and prevention of the coronavirus. This study was conducted to investigate the impact of demographic characteristics...
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This study empirically examines different factors that influence students to select universities in the UAE. The primary data were collected based on a survey of students at two public universities – United Arab Emirates University and Zayed University, as well as three private universities – New York University, Abu Dhabi University, and Alain Uni...
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This paper highlights that oil price fluctuations cast negative impact on oil exporting economies of Caspian Basin namely as; Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Russia. These resource abundant economies faced revenue contraction and dwindling budget expenditures due to oil price change. To justify underlined reasons, current study examined export and econo...
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Everyday people make several decisions. The key feature for selecting the best decision is that people possess sufficient information about the outcomes of possible choices. Nevertheless, the investigation and analysis of all outcomes of all possible choices is a complex and expensive task. Accordingly, people lack all appropriate information for m...
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Purpose Academic institutions play a crucial role in social and economic development. They share responsibilities to equip students with knowledge and skills. This study aims to examine and investigate the impact of knowledge sharing enablers (KSE) on knowledge sharing behavior (KSB). The paper measured KSE through perceived instructor support of k...
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In this paper, we provide further support for using profit sharing to enhance productivity and profitability from the retail food industry in Canada. The overall gross profit percentage (GP%) of a retail store was used as a measure of productivity and profitability for the store. In addition, and as another measure of productivity, the study compar...
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This study aims to examine the impact of financial inclusion on the financial performance of Jordanian banks listed in the Amman Stock Exchange. The study empirically tested the impact of five main indicators of financial inclusion on bank performance. Using a simple regression analysis, findings of the study showed statistically significant impact...
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Target 9.c of the 2015 United Nations (UN) sustainable development goals (SDGs) specifically addresses increasing access to information and communication technology (ICT) resources, and striving for universal access to the internet by 2020. The present study seeks to evaluate the effectiveness of the youth related national strategies implemented in...
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Objectives Pharmacy risk factors impose a major threat to general healthcare outcomes. Risks that can directly affect patients are known as clinical risk factors, and other, non‐clinical risk factors may also affect a pharmacist's performance and pharmaceutical profession. This study aims to evaluate the risks, which occur in community pharmacies i...
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Making the correct decision requires the possession of sufficient information regarding each alternative possible solution. Nevertheless, the investigation of all possible solutions to select the best alternative is complex and expensive. This article addresses the Principal-Agent problem, where the key feature is asymmetric information. Asymmetric...
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Many researchers have studied socioeconomic, health, and security variables in the developed countries; however, very few studies used multivariate analysis in developing countries. The current study contributes to the scarce literature about the determinants of the variance in socioeconomic, health, and security factors. Questions raised were whet...
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هدفت الدراسة إلى بيان أثر مؤشرات الاشتمال المالي على الأداء المالي للبنوك الأردنية المدرجة في سوق عمّان المالي، وقد استخدم الباحثان المنهج التطبيقي من خال الاعتماد على البيانات المنشورة من قبل البنك المركزي الأردني والبنك الدولي، والبنوك التجارية الأردنية والخاصة بمؤشرات الاشتمال المالي، وباستخدام تحليل الانحدار البسيط للربط بين المتغيرات المتمثلة...
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The main objective of this research is to figure out the effect of financial inclusion indicators on the profitability of firms looking specifically on the banking sector in Jordan. The researchers used the applied approach relying on data of financial inclusion indicators published by the Central Bank of Jordan, World Bank, and Jordanian commercia...
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With the pace of economic development, many changes exist on production and consumption side. The study attempts to re-investigate the production structure change in Hungarian economy by ranking sectors. We used the latest input-output table for 2011 available by OECD. The study employed the Leontief model for demand side for forward linkages indic...
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This paper is an attempt to contribute to the field of behavioral economics by proposing a new perspective of utility and rational decision making. We use the method of Thought Experiment, as well as, hypothetical examples of decision making to explain the rationality of decisions that might be seen by economics as irrational. We hypothesize that a...
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The internet played a heroic role in the information revolution by bringing with it a greater scope of change, not only technologically, but societally as well. Convergence of computers and communications and what they do with information has changed our lives. Dependence on data has increased dramatically in the past decade, whether data are used...
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This paper sheds light on the role of incentives in explaining why we do what we do. In this paper, we theorise that no action will take place in vacuum or without a certain incentive(s) and that for each and every action or behaviour, there is a known and/or a hidden incentive. We also theorise that the existence of incentives behind every action...
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Many researchers have studied socioeconomic, health, and security variables in the developed countries; however, very few studies used multivariate analysis in developing countries. The current study contributes to the scarce literature about the determinants of the variance in socioeconomic, health, and security factors. Questions raised were whet...
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Globalisation and recent financial crises have increased the pressures faced by banks operating in emerging economies to maintain their competitive advantages and to insure sustainability. Recent technological advancement paved the way for the use of big data to assist companies in the decision making process. One of the methods exploited by manage...
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The purpose of this paper is to study the phenomenon of lapsed funding that occurs within the public sector using the framework of the Newsvendor Problem. Under this framework, we observe that lapsed funding is a natural outcome of the planning system when the financial manager is trying to maximize the value added to his unit. Centralizing control...
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In this paper, we propose that universities could facilitate the employability of their graduates by utilising the three main university functions of teaching and learning, research, and community engagement. Our approach is built on the assumption that the role of universities in the success of their graduates might exceed the transmission of theo...
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The search for an effective and stabled organisational model of governance in order to manage a higher education institution is complex, for governance depends on the nature of an institution's ownership, its paradigm of management and its objective focus. The governance of a higher education institution has become the pillar for managing changes t...
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It is of paramount difficulty to capture the governance and management arrangements of a higher education institution. There is no unified model of university governance system. University governance depends on the type of property ownership, its management paradigm, and its set of goals and objectives. Under the auspices of internationalization of...
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It is of paramount difficulty to capture the governance and management arrangements of a higher education institution. There is no unified model of university governance system. University governance depends on the type of property ownership, its management paradigm, and its set of goals and objectives. Under the auspices of internationalization of...
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The quantity and complexity of data in business activities are growing exponentially. The advancement of technology, low-cost hardware and storage devices, and extensive use of the Internet and online applications pushed the projected size of the collected data to be measured into the zettabyte range (1021 bytes). The term Big Data applies to data...
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People are different, regardless of their assumed similarities, and acknowledging this reality is important for proper communication and interaction. Failing to acknowledge the existence of differences among those with whom we interact could lead to miscommunication, or even conflict in some cases. Thus, a high level of sensitivity is needed to att...
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This paper is an attempt to study the role of the advisory board members in improving education quality and to determine if such role improves education quality. The study utilised a questionnaire that was constructed based on the literature review covering advisory board tasks, roles, and member characteristics and the effects of these factors on...
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Internationalisation of higher education has resulted in the global growth of transnational education. The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries exemplify this landscape movement of institutions of higher education and educational programs across countries. A challenge of transnational education in these countries is the quality assurance of hig...
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The objective of this research is to propose a tested and validated model based on a variety of customer satisfaction perceptions measures in Malaysia, in both private and public university settings. A convenient sample of 1,200 business students drawn from three public and three private universities was selected to collect and analyse data, using...
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The purpose of this paper is to highlight the major developments in the field of productivity as a concept and a measure. The concept of productivity is a managerial discovery that is of no less importance than the concept of division of labor in A. Smith's book " Wealth of Nations " 1776 and Henry Ford's assembly line in 1908, or any other effecti...
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This research attempted to shed light on the effects of entrepreneurship dimensions on small businesses. The research aimed to study the impact of key dimensions of entrepreneurship on opportunities of venture survival and growth. The independent variables selected for this study are related to the five dimensions of entrepreneurship—characteristic...
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The aim of this paper has two dimensions, firstly; to test the application of EKC and secondly; to examine the causal relationship among CO2 emissions, economic growth, energy consumption and population in UAE and Saudi Arabia for the 1975–2011 period. ARDL model for cointegration and Granger causality tests are employed for the analysis. The bound...
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The aim of this paper has two dimensions, firstly; to test the application of EKC and secondly; to examine the causal relationship between CO2 emissions, economic growth, energy consumption and population in UAE and Saudi Arabia for the 1975–2011 period. ARDL model for cointegration and Granger causality tests are employed for the analysis.The boun...
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Globalization and Information and Communication Technology advancement caused organizations to grow at a faster rate, forcing them to outsource parts of their businesses as well as import labor from different countries. As a matter of fact, the United Arab Emirates witnesses a staggering percentage of 90% of migrant workers in of the work force. Th...
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While there is a growing interest in the relationship between spirituality and its role in the workplace, a limited number of studies have examined this issue. This study therefore examines spirituality and business from an Islamic perspective using a survey conducted among students in Al-Zaytoonah University in Jordan. The survey examines two issu...
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This research attempted to shed light on the effects of entrepreneurship dimensions on small businesses. The research aimed to study the impact of key dimensions of entrepreneurship on opportunities of venture survival and growth. The independent variables selected for this study are related to the five dimensions of entrepreneurship—characteristic...
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The ultimate objective of this empirical research is to bring to light some of the critical determinants of higher education service quality that have been overlooked by previous studies, and to propose a tested and validated model based on a variety of customer satisfaction perceptions measures and statistical techniques that are closely related t...
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Artificial neural networks are a promising field in medical diagnostic applications. The goal of this study is to propose a neural network for medical diagnosis. A feed-forward back propagation neural network with tan-sigmoid transfer functions is used in this paper. The dataset is obtained from UCI machine learning repository. The results of apply...
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Given government's budget cuts and the spread of free market economy mechanisms, some Arab countries opened the field of higher education, which was a state monopoly, to the private sector. Many private universities and colleges have been established in these countries. It has been more than a decade for the existing universities to assess their pe...
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Protection of the environment from medical waste hazards is becoming a serious problem. There is a big relation between medical waste and disease injury. The main idea of this study is predict the relation between medical wastes and diseases in Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan using Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) model. There are six predictor parame...
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Although, many studes examinedthe existence of spatial pattern of Chronic Diseases (CDs) problem in many developed and some developing countries, in improving health status and reducing inequalities between areas of such country, there is still much work to be done. Some of these studies were found spatial pattern for CDs using different statistica...
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Regions, independent of their geographic level of aggregation, are known to be interrelated partly due to their relative locations. Similar economic performance among regions can be attributed to proximity. Consequently, a proper understanding and accounting of spatial liaisons are needed in order to effectively forecast regional economic variables...
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This study empirically examines a segment of consumers within the Jordanian society who express high ethnocentric tendencies towards domestic products using fuzzy logic technique. MATLAB® ANFIS has been employed to model the relationships between three inputs (conservatism, dogmatism and world-mindedness) and one output (consumer ethnocentrism). Th...
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In this research acute malnutrition (AM) and household income (HI) are investigated. Historically, governorates of Iraq suffered inequality in AM and HI for several reasons, such as government's focus on heart of city in specific governorates; like Baghdad, Basra, and Nineveh. Question is raised whether the spatial patterns of AM and HI are existed...
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Bankruptcy prediction has been an important and widely studied topic. The goal of this study is to predict bank insolvency before the bankruptcy using artificial neural networks, to enable all parties to take remedial action. Artificial neural networks are widely used in finance and insurance problems. Generalized Regression Neural Network (GRNN) i...
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Green marketing as a term refers to the systematic process of planning, developing and promoting goods and services that meet the needs of consumers for quality, output, affordable prices, accessible service, without harming the environment. According to the literature, green marketing is neither merely a green way of marketing, nor just the market...
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The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between job satisfaction (JS) and organisational empowerment as perceived by front-line managers in 5-star hotels in Jordan. The results showed that, where there was a moderate level of organisational empowerment, a higher level of JS was found. There appeared to be a significant relationshi...
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Public-private partnership (PPP) contract is a special type of governance. Under a PPP contract, a central-government agency or a local authority and a private agent bargain a long-term contractual agreement to build a public infrastructure or the providence of a public service, such that risks, returns and resources are optimally shared among part...